Slug/Nudi thing!! What Where and How??

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  1. Q89

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    I just found this slug/nudi. Not sure what it is and if it is safe in my tank. Took it out. Will there be more? From where can he come?

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    Slugs and Nudi's are the same, most Nudi's are of the marine type. Calling one or the other is just splitting hairs. The one pictured is a Nudibranch, don't ask me the type, very hard to distinguish them and many just come as hitch hikers on your live rock.
     
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    Sump it or let it go its way in the display?
     
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    def sump him for now. there is a marine slug id site, i'll look it up for you but regretably as beautiful as nudibranches are we often dont know exactly what they eat and at times they can feed on specific corals. Some feed on algaes though, so if you have a sump place him there with some LR and try get an ID on it.

    the truth is he will have a slim chance of a long survival though:(

    they are normally hitchikers on LR or corals
     
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    Where I found the little guy on the LR all the algae is gone, but not sure it was him?
     
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    Put him in the sump with another smaller piece of liverock that have algae on it. then you can check if that is what he eats.
     
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    nice Nudi, Dont trust any hitch hiker
     
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    well actually i think there are many many benificial hitch hikers, but if you arent sure about a specific organism its better to sump it untill you are sure.
     
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    I have had a acro crab as a hitch hiker,red bubble macro algea and a green pocillapora frag as a hitch hiker. Also technically all the pods on your live rock are hitch hikers too!
     
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    Thats true. I've found some neat hitch hickers aswell. Like a tiny plate coral and a few other types of red algae.
     
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